“We return to former Baroque church, St. John's Smith Square, on Thursday 15 December to perform Schütz's Christmas Story as part of their Christmas Festival. In addition to Schütz's masterpiece, The Choir of The English Concert will sing Monteverdi's Magnificat and Beatus Vir, and Nadja Zwiener and Walter Reiter will play two of Biber's Rosary sonatas, 'Annunciation' and 'Nativity'. Harry Bicket directs, and the Evangelist in the Schütz will be sung by tenor Christopher Gillett.“
News from Oxford University Press (OUP) that their “ 2011 Holiday Sale is underway with savings of up to 65% on our bestselling titles—how can you not take a look? Check one more person off your list and get your holiday shopping done early. “
OUP has recently revamped their online catalogue to give us a more interactive feeling … but for those who prefer the traditional view, you may still access the catalogue this way.
Recently posted on the La Petite Bande Facebook, Corelli’s La Follia, Theme and variations Violin: Sigiswald Kuijken (Picture: Caravaggio (1571-1610), Boy with a basket of fruit.) The video clip is almost 12 minutes long.
“Could the gentle Bard have been a thug? A scholar's discovery in the British Archives adds a different stroke to the portrait of one of the most admired but least-known men in English letters”. The article also points to the status of entertainment theaters of the day. (ed.)
A stirring evening that will touch your soul !
In collaboration with the Montreal Bach Festival 2011
Guest Conductor: Jaap ter Linden (Holland)
Soloist: Meg Bragle, alto (United States)
Lecturer : Carol Bergeron
Johann Sebastian Bach: Cantatas BWV 54 and 170, Brandenburg Concerto no 3, BWV 1048, Oboe concerto adapted from BWV 1056.
(US) San Francisco Classical Voice Review: "Baroque Band: Attempts to Resuscitate Charlie's Angels" By Thomas Busse (5 nov 2011)
From the “British Library - Document Supply News, November 2011 Newsletter” which may be of interest to early music research.
“52,000 full text theses now available for immediate download
At the start of 2011 EThOS moved to become a shared service delivered by the British Library on behalf of Higher Education. A new Governing Board was set up, and a new business model developed to bring improvements and enhancements to the current service.
(UK) Cambridge University Press: Why Excavate? (Selections From the Archaeological Dialogues Editors)
(Although not directly related to early music, perhaps of interest of early music research.)
“Examine this fundamental question with four free articles selected by the Archaeological Dialogues Editors.
(US) University of California (Berkeley) Cal Performances: Davitt Moroney "J.S. Bach: The Complete French Suites" (13 nov 2011)
(CA) I FURIOSI Baroque Ensemble: Gabrielle McLaughlin at the TORONTO REFERENCE LIBRARY (11 Nov 2011)
I FURIOSI's Gabrielle McLaughlin will be speaking this Friday at this notable series:
“Do you always find yourself dreaming that you had just a little more time in your life? That you could travel seamlessly between the present, past, and future? Well, what if time were an illusion instead of reality? Maybe you could go back in time to listen to your favorite Baroque music. And maybe you could find out how to brand yourself today in a way that will make you successful tomorrow.
(UK) "Who was William Shakespeare?" and "Was Shakespeare a Fraud? Sixty Questions. Sixty Scholars. Sixty Seconds Each."
In their latest newsletter, Ensemble Céladon advises us of the following upcoming concerts:
Boutique Harmonia Mundi, 21 rue Edouard Herriot, Lyon 1
Start of the 2012 Concert Season
With the musicians of the Céladon and Epsilon ensembles
Chapelle du Sacré-Coeur, 38 rue Pierre Dupont, Lyon 1
“Stella Orientalis, un Noël à la Renaissance”
Clara Coutouly, soprano ; Paulin Bündgen, counter-tenor ; Nolwenn Le Guern, viola da gamba
Wanda Kozyra, lute
I wanted to inform you that the date for the postponed talk with John Greenacombe was incorrectly advertised in our November enewsletter as 8 November and it will actually take place on Wednesday 8 February 2012 as part of Handel House's annual Stanley Sadie Lecture.
(US) Opera Today Article: "Intertwining facets of Italian High Baroque" by Carlo Vitali (23 oct 2011)
In partnership with the Instituto Cervantes de Toulouse, Jean-Marc Andrieu invites Carles Magraner and the whole of Capella Ministrers
Commemorative program for the 400th anniversary of the death of the composer Tomas Luis de Victoria (1548-1611). For over twenty years of the Ensemble la Capella de Ministrers has taken an important place in the national and international music scene …
Tempesta di Mare Philadelphia Baroque Orchestra
This is Volume 2 in Chandos’ series of orchestral works by Johann Friedrich Fasch, a contemporary of J.S. Bach and Telemann. In his day, his output in terms of cantatas, concertos, symphonies, and chamber music was performed extensively across the German-speaking world, and Fasch was held in great esteem by Bach who owned copies of six of his orchestral suites, and arranged at least one of his piano trio sonatas for organ.
For those interested in the following discount offer:
“Tafelmusik celebrates the release of its 78th recording, BACH: Tafelmusik and Daniel Taylor. Until midnight on November 11th, get 30% off any Tafelmusik title with Analekta with the promo code TAFEL. Make your selection now!“
(US) 2012 Joint Meeting and Festival of Historical Keyboard Societies, University of Cincinati CCM (21-25 Mar 2012)
Also, Call for Papers, Lecture-recitals, and Mini-recitals (Deadline: 2 Dec 2011)
The website for Antiqua/Nova: Celebrating the Harpsichord Across the Centuries, the 2012 Joint Meeting and Festival of the Midwestern and Southeastern Historical Keyboard Societies, is now up and running at historicalkeyboardsociety.org. The 5-day event will be held at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, March 21-25, 2012, and promises to be a rich experience. The theme of this celebration, featuring The Eighth Aliénor International Harpsichord Composition Competition and The Seventh Mae and Irving Jurow International Harpsichord Competition, will be the harpsichord old and new.
The following is a list of concerts occurring in the Washington DC area:
November 13 in Washington DC
The Vivaldi Project
Conversations Among Friends: An Afternoon of Trio Sonatas
November 19 in Bethesda
November 20 in Chinatown
Collegium Cantorum: Canon of the Mass
November 26 in Fairfax
Male classical vocal quartet New York Polyphony, who received international acclaim with the CDs I sing the birth (2007) and Tudor City (2010), has signed an exclusive recording contract with BIS Records.
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